Dr Emma Broglia

Department of Psychology

Research Associate and Policy Coordinator


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Dr Emma Broglia
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT

Emma is a postdoctoral research associate and policy coordinator in the Clinical Psychology Unit working closely with student support services on a series of projects concerning student mental health, clinical interventions, and policy. These projects include an Office for Students funded project exploring referral pathways between university counselling services and the NHS, and an ESRC project that aims to develop an open access longitudinal data set on student mental health. In Emma’s other roles, she works as a senior research fellow at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy where she leads a project that aims to develop a national data set of student counselling outcomes. Emma is a guest co-Editor on a special section on student mental health for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal and she has co-written a book chapter on using practice-based evidence in counselling and psychotherapy research.

  • PhD in Psychology; specialising in student mental health and counselling effectiveness

  • MRes; Brain Imagining and Cognitive Neuroscience

  • BSc; Psychology


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Conference proceedings papers

  • Arora T, Broglia E, Thomas GN & Taheri S (2012) The effects of technology types on sleep and its associated parameters in contemporary UK adolescents. JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH, Vol. 21 (pp 141-141) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Braithwaite JJ & Broglia EL (2012) Exploring embodiment and perspective-taking in reports of out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, Vol. 13 (pp S21-S21) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Broglia EL, Arora T, Thomas G & Taheri S (2012) EXPLORING THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN DISRUPTED SLEEP AND MOOD ISSUES IN UK ADOLESCENTS. SLEEP, Vol. 35 (pp A115-A115) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Broglia EL, Arora T, Hampson P, Lord J & Taheri S (2010) SLEEP DURATION AND QUALITY IN ELDERS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH HEALTH STATUS. SLEEP, Vol. 33 (pp A349-A349) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Arora T, Lam K, O'Hartaigh B, Broglia EL, Wheeler G, Campbell M, Thomas GN & Taheri S (2010) RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SLEEP AND TECHNOLOGY USE, BODY MASS INDEX AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN A COHORT OF UK ADOLESCENTS. SLEEP, Vol. 33 (pp A99-A99) RIS download Bibtex download

Co-investigator on a ESRC grant (£910,692) for a Student Mental Health Research Network that aims to coordinate and focus research on understanding student mental health in a policy and practice context. Emma’s role on the leadership team involves leading a programme of work that aims to develop an open access longitudinal data set for Student Mental Health (see SMaRteN).

Teaching activities

Emma is offering up to two masters’ projects working across the Department of Psychology and Student Support Services to explore the clinical effectiveness of university counselling, students’ access to services and outcomes from therapy. These projects are co-supervised by Professor Michael Barkham.

Emma is a part of the supervisory team for a masters’ student and a PhD student studying at University College London in collaboration with The University of Sheffield. These projects explore access gaps for students who approach psychological services in the NHS.

Research interests

Emma’s interests include using applied research methods to investigate student mental health, the effectiveness of clinical interventions, and improve the use of routine outcome measures. She has particular interests in designing pilot and feasibility trails, embedding research into practice, and engaging with research that informs policy for the provision of mental health services and higher education.